College of the Rockies Launching New Technology Program
College of the Rockies is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster Capacity Building Program funding, part of the Federal Government’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. This funding supports the launch of a new two-year Autonomous Systems Technician diploma program, beginning this September 2020.
“We are living in a time when automation is rapidly transforming industry,” said Jack Moes, Dean of Trades and Technology. “New jobs are being created requiring talented technicians with new skills for this shifting work environment. This pilot program aims to ensure a skilled workforce is prepared to respond to emerging needs in our region and beyond.”
Students in the program will be trained to install, maintain and repair telecommunications equipment related to autonomous heavy vehicles and the sensor networks used in surface mines both in B.C. and in the Alberta oilsands.
The Autonomous Systems Technician program was developed in conjunction with Teck Resources Limited and Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster to respond to the resource industry’s need for technicians skilled at installing and supporting wireless sensor and controller network systems. The program is also designed such that graduates may find employment in a variety of telecommunication industry settings.
Learn more about College of the Rockies Autonomous Systems Technician two-year diploma program.